Astronomy & Astronautics
Nine Planets - http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html
This is a multimedia tour of the solar system with text, pictures, sounds
and an occasional movie. Each of the planets and major moons in our solar
system is briefly described and illustrated with pictures from NASA spacecraft.
With a few clicks, you can see images that only a few decades ago could
only be dreamed of. Also at this site: The
Moon - http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/.../luna.html which
is about Earth's moon, Luna.
Yahoo's links to all of space science. Inlcudes subdirectories on topics
such as: Ask an Expert; Astronauts;
Astronomy; Aviation and Aerospace Medicine; Chats and Forums; Civilian
Space Travel; Companies; Conferences; Courses; Deep Space; Education; Experiments;
Exploration; Institutes; Microgravity; Museums; News and Media; Organizations;
Petitions; Pictures; Policy; Remote Sensing; Satellites; SETI; Solar System;
Space Agencies; Space Environment; Space Stations; Spacecraft; and Web
Windows to the Universe
"Our purpose is to develop a fun and different Web site about the Earth
and Space sciences. Windows to the Universe is graphics intensive! Entry
options here lead to the Intermediate content level. Click 'Preference'
once inside the site to change your view settings." (University of Michigan)
Sciences - http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/planetary_home.html
If you enjoyed your visit to the Nine Planets (above), you will also like
to visit the National Space Science Data Center, with its vast amount of
information (including images) related to the U.S. Space Program. Organized
according to subjects covered, including space mission projects, planets
and satellites, etc. There are currently (9/15/2000) difficulties accessing
Space Flight - http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/index-n.html
NASA has produced this website to allow the public to stay up with the
development of the International Space Station, the space shuttle missions
and other human space endeavors. Includes lots of pictures, plans and other
Space Science - http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/space.html
A large collection of links to Internet resources related to Space Science
the Next Millennium - http://www.Colorado.EDU/physics/APAS4800/mapping.html
Large collection of links to Web resources related to a futuristic book,
the Next Millennium. Includes space, subatomic particles, and everything
in between. (University of Colorado)
This Web site provides information about scientific research in the general
field of extraterrestrial life with an emphasis on the Search for Extraterrestrial
Intelligence (SETI). "The SETI Institute serves as an institutional home
for scientific and educational projects relevant to the nature, distribution,
and prevalence of life in the universe. The Institute conducts and/or encourages
research and related activities in a large number of fields including,
but not limited to, all science and technology aspects of astronomy and
the planetary sciences, chemical evolution, the origin of life, biological
evolution, and cultural evolution. The Institute also has a primary goal
to conduct and encourage public information and education related to these
A chance to move a space station and view it in 3D. "The Acme Space Station
Corp. is pleased to announce the new top-of-the-line models in its fleet
of Galactica-class space stations. The Interplanetary Metroplex models
provide the ultimate in comfort, security, and convenience for up to 175
Bruce Medalists - http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/BruceMedalists/
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is a worldwide organization
that brings together research scientists, teachers, amateur astronomers,
and "armchair astronomers" to "advance the Science of Astronomy, and to
diffuse information concerning it." The ASP has awarded its highest honor,
the Catherine Wolfe Bruce gold medal, for lifetime contributions to astronomy
most years since 1898. Here is information about its winners.
Technology Portal - http://nasatechnology.nasa.gov/portal_main.cfm
This Web site is where NASA shows what's happening with the technology
it is developing for space exploration.
Observatorium - http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/core.shtml.html
"NASA's Observatorium is a public access site for Earth and space data.
We have pictures of the Earth, planets, stars, and other cool stuff, as
well as the stories behind those images."
Hawking's Universe - http://www.wnet.org/hawking/universes/html/univ.html
WNET presents this site which explores the thinking of theoretical astronomer,
Stephen Hawking. From a PBS program.
Magazine - http://www.astronomy.com/astronomy.html
The online version of Astronomy Magazine. (Kalmbach Publishing)
Physics - http://www-pi.physics.uiowa.edu/www/vis/
ISTP/GGS Polar Visible Imaging Investigations (VII) and its Visible Imaging
Guide to Space Exploration - http://space.popsci.com/space/default.html
This multimedia Web site is a project of Popular Science magazine
and provides timelines, guides by year and technical information about
the continuing exploration of outer space.
Imagine the Universe
This site serves up the basics (and not-so basics) about our universe in
a clear and concise format. Ask an astronomer or just sit back and view
videos of the heavens.
Picture of the Day - antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
This Web site offers a new image each day of a celestial body, phenomenon,
or space-related event. An archive provides images back to 1995, and a
searchable index brings you to info on specific categories such as black
holes or spiral galxies.
Solar System Simulator
Originally designed to visualize deep-space satellite missions, the simulator,
a join project with NASA, JPL, and Caltech, lets you see a body from any
vantage point--so you can view Jupiter as seen from earth of from space.
With such links as: News; Missions/Launches; Science/Astronomy; Search
for Life; Photos/Videos; SpaceTV; Business/Technology; Science
Fiction; Entertainment; Games; SpaceKids; People/Interviews; Opinions/Columns;
TeachSpace; Reference; and Spaceshop, this site has the entire universe
Global Surveyor: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) Image Gallery - http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/
Over 100,000 photographs of Mars, taken by three cameras "that provide
daily global weather monitoring, context images to determine where the
narrow angle views were actually acquired, and regional coverage to monitor
variable surface features such as polar frost and wind streaks." (LII)
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